1050 sq feet - spacious living and dining room combo leading out to a verandah. Well lit kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a master bedroom. Facilities include AC, geyser, washing machine, microwave, TV, wifi.
Relaxed, warm ambience - positive vibes ... whether over a cuppa tea or coffee at the dining table, or the verandah or just curling up lazily in bed with a good book. the wide window seats also offer a cozy nook...
Barring the 2nd bedroom, guests will have access to the whole apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Though i do not stay at the apartment, i shall interact as much as possible.
Very centrally located - yet away from the hubbub. lots of restaurants, a supermarket, interesting shops - all a short walk away.
Just a short walk to an auto rickshaw or bus or taxi (though you'd probably be best off in a taxi. you could also hire cars/taxis on an hourly basis). closest metro station about a 20 min brisk walk away.
Other Things to Note
Before a booking is made, please send me a few details about yourself: describing yourself, your job (if any), the place from where you are arriving, your purpose of visit etc. In case you are planning to have someone join you later, you would need to provide similar details of that person as well.
You would also need to give me a photocopy of your passport and visa as ID proof, on arrival.
Apartment cleaning charges will be at the rate of $10 a week. Guest will be required to be present during cleaning.
Please respect the space and the artefacts. This is your hostess's home. Look after it. No drugs. No guests. No noisy parties late into the night. Please abide by building rules - since this is a multi -storeyed complex.
You are requested to leave the flat exactly as you found it. Please also keep the kitchen clean, including the counter, the amenities etc. Please wash utensils, crockery etc and put them back in place after use.
Please switch off internet when not in use - the connection is not unlimited. A basic internet plan is provided. Additional usage will need to be paid for (at cost).
This is exactly as you want it to be: a house as a safe haven in a hectic, exciting, easily exhausting city. You know it the first instant you enter the flat: this is home. Elegantly and thoughtfully furnished with specific, attractive artefacts. Well designed with lots of windows and a sunny, open balcony with a perfect view. A good, hot shower and a fully equipped kitchen. But the real bonis is Mrs Ratnaboli herself; an engaged, caring and interesting woman. She organized the taxi from the airport, worried when I wasn't feeling well and showed me around the hidden treasures of this wonderful city as a friend. I could not have made a better choice!
Ratnaboli and her husband went out of their way to make special arrangements for meeting and welcoming us, as we arrived late in the night. Everything went very smoothly and the apartment was perfect for our needs. There is a restaurant very nearby with an excellent menu, plus a good supermarket and many local markets. We could easily make our way from Ballygunge into the heart of the city, while enjoying quiet leafy space at the apartment, which is exactly as described. Ratnaboli is charming and thoughtful, and we have made a good friend. We very much look forward to returning in the future. Thank you Ratnaboli.
Thank you for your kind words, Pat and Pete. I hope we can keep in touch and I have to tell you how i 've been telling my friends about how your tram rides and Pat's walking from 10 am to 3 pm!! :) You have my unending admiration!! Maybe you should write a book someday... Good luck with your Project! and Merry Christmas and warm wishes for a great year ahead. :)
I was 12 days in this beautiful apartment. Although it is not in the center, but it is no problem to reach the city center in a few minutes. The apartment is very cozy.
It has a beautiful view. Many trees around the building. I've been looking forward to this every night apartment. It was a nice,
peaceful paradise. With kitchen and beautiful living area. But it is a very good restaurant a few meters away. I have enjoyed the good Bengali cuisine.
Ratnaboli is an angel. She got very worried about me. Many of advice she has given me.
Even a nice trip to the Sunderbans you gave me.
When I travel to Kolkata I will be back to stay with Ratnaboli.
Ratna Aunty by a remarkable coincidence turned out to be my mother's old school classmate. I wouldn't have imagined my first Airbnb experience would be the universe converging in such a strange and beautiful way. Ratna was very accommodating as I had an extremely late flight and helped me arrange for transport from the Airport and instructed the driver carefully in Bengali for each trip I required to make. The place is just as charming as her and reflects so many lovely aspects of her character from the wonderful art to the bookshelves filled with fantastic literature. Kolkata has become my favourite city in India and should I return it will definitely be to this very apartment. The place is serene and safe within walking distance of many lovely cafes and stores. The streets are filled with life and colour representing the true nature of this beautiful city. I highly recommend staying here to experience everything that made me fall for this city. Thank you Aunty :)
The flat is beautiful, so thoughtfully crafted and very homely. My host and property owner, Mrs Ratnaboli Bose, is a charming lady who loves this apartment, and made me feel right at home the moment I arrived. I would recommend this apartment to anyone thinking of coming to Kolkata and seeking a homely and comfortable alternative to hotel living. This place is far enough away from the city centre to enjoy peace and quiet, but close enough to still feel connected to this amazing city. Thank you Mrs Bose xx
The photographs here do not do justice to Ratnaboli's apartment. The love and care that has gone into making this beautiful house a home is evident and lends a warm, welcoming energy to the place you're sure to feel! Despite being brilliantly located - in the heart of the city - it is neatly tucked away in a peaceful little lane, but at the same time very close to all kinds of shops and stores.
Ratnaboli's kitchen too is a delight - if you want to rustle up a meal at home. Yes, that's what this place becomes for you - HOME.
I definitely know where to stay in Kolkata since I discovered Ratnaboli Bose's place in Bullygunge ! The apartment is very nice, confortable, enlightened, at once in a calm and central neighborhood.
And Ratnaboli is the most delicious and helpfull host.
the flat on offer was my home for many years and its vibes are so wonderful that it still is my get away every now and then. This is the very reason that i don't wish to permanently let out my flat or god forbid, sell it.
married with 2 grown up sons, i live in a neighbouring locality. i used to be the web manager for a very well known hindustani music academy for many years and quit only recently to concentrate on my own project - a folk and tribal arts documentation project.
some of my favourite things? music, folk arts & crafts, cinema, theatre, timeout with friends, travelling, reading AND good conversation. love the countryside.